Wait what does that mean? I don’t understand the scale! Darnnnnnnnn
It’s okay, just blaze it.
I’m an NC420
LMAOOO. We need to screenshot, print and frame this reply for you.
I don’t think I’ve ever gotten matched properly myself either. First time I went, they matched me to NC42. Last I went (few weeks ago), I was matched to NC 35 and it’s still not right. I don’t know if ever will be
When I started undergrad, I was relatively traditional in my Islam and I was happy with the convictions I had previously formulated after reading hadiths, and a few tafsirs of the Quran. I joined and participated in my MSA, attended halaqas, dawah events, etc. Sometimes it was okay and strengthened my faith, and sometimes it weakened it. I had questions, so I was encouraged by friends to attend courses for some answers. In my second year of university, I started taking AlMaghrib and AlKauthar classes.
When you decide to go to islamic lectures with the intention of furthering your knowledge, and to address the concerns that are leaving some gaps in your imaan, it can be hard to get the courage to ask the sheikh or instructor your questions, those elusive burning questions. Now I understand that may be sheikhs get these questions often, but in my experience they do not ask themselves why they get these questions. If they did, they would clue into the fact that women were asking these questions because of the lives they’ve lived and are told to live. But they instead asked, ‘why do women ask this question. Why do women concern themselves with this’. It was belittling and dismissive, regardless of whether they intended or not.
I concerned myself with these because I was the one being affected, so of course I was the one doing the asking, not men. It was worse when I was told that the answers just ‘weren’t going to be palatable to everyone’. Then some more comments here and there over the years about how questions like mine arise from a desire to follow one’s heart, and not from the desire to seek true knowledge of Allah. More apologetics left and right that was suppose to quell my concerns. So of course, one feels silenced, and forced to accept something one truly does not believe in. I learned that I couldn’t form my own opinions as they wouldn’t be informed and scholarly, that deen was simple but not so simple that you could decipher it on your own. You just learn to bite your tongue but inside you remain anxious and unsettled. I went to quite a few of these weekend lectures for a few years. It temporarily, rather forcefully patched my imaan because I hushed my mind, but those lingering questions were unresolved.
So I slowly distanced myself from religious circles and scholars, and then I left them entirely. And despite the misery I felt for a long time, in retrospect, may be that was the best thing that happened. Alhumdolliah.
Would you buy MAC body and face foundation? It just seems like a glorified BB cream.
Tone policing, defense of misogyny, telling people to take a joke, and sanctimoniously invoking silence of justified reactions via ~~adaab, respect, ‘advise privately’~ while completely overlooking and excusing the original source of contention is precisely what I would have expected, and saw.
Is there a single well known sheikh who isn’t in dire need of sensitivity training, particularly when it comes to women’s issues?
Nothing inherently wrong with genetic modification imo. We’ve always modified our foods, whether it was through selective breeding or brought about by biotechnology. I think they’re perfectly fine to consume, there isn’t much evidence that it poses harm to health or the environment.
But the criticisms from the business side of things are valid concerns. Monsanto’s end goal as a company is to make money, and not feed the world, even though they like to sell GMOs on that idea. I mean they patent their seeds, they’ve sued farmers, and they appear to want to control the cash crops. Although I do not know too much about the repercussions from the economic angle. I know these discussion around mandatory labeling can result in losses to farmers who use GMO, simply because of people’s inherent fear of ‘genetically’ ‘modified’ foods. So I do not find such concerns valid.
Porn ≠ Sex.
my favourite insults are the ones where you just take a noun and a swear and mash them together. what’s up pisscouch? how you doin’ fucktrain. hope you’re havin’ a swell day, asslamp
Is there an international mens day?
Yes, it’s the other 364 days of the year.
Yeah, and the ship sailed from Kolkata in Bengal, which suffered a genocidal famine in WWII because the British were extracting so much capital from it. And who got the recovered silver in the end? The fucking British government.
Calling a misogynistic man douche, asshole or prick is too generous and lighthearted. I need something with the same vitriol with which they call me a bitch.